Pulp reformed following death of friend
Isle of Wight Festival headliners Pulp were prompted to get back together by the death of a friend of the band, it has been revealed.
Pulp broke up in 2002 but recently got back together to play a number of live gigs throughout 2011, including this year's Isle of Wight Festival.
In an interview with BBC 6 Music, frontman Jarvis Cocker revealed that the tragic passing of a close friend helped the band realise that opportunities to get back together may not exist forever.
"I think that had a lot to do with it. You suddenly realise you can't take things for granted," he said.
Guitarist Mark Webber added: "I always thought we'd do something together again eventually, but when he died, I realised we should maybe grasp that opportunity."
Pulp will play at the UK's Isle Of Wight Festival on June 11th.
Other acts performing at this year's event include Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon and Kasabian.
Posted by Lizzie Rivera